‘My Voice’ by Vanessa Chilufya

My mouth knows neither injustice nor shame
My nose knows not how to smell inequality
My tongue is embroiled in truth, justice
For I speak what is right
I speak for my rights
I speak for those who speak in silence
I kill discrimination using the gun of love, equality
I refuse to feed my rights rotten silence,
Voicing out is the only food my rights shall eat.


Vanessa Chilufya is a poetess, actress, writer, who hails from a small town of Kanyama. She is a recipient of several awards, including Defense and Security Festival Best Actress Award and NASAAZ best female reciter (Poetry).

She believes that poetry is a tool one can use to educate, empower, and speak for the voiceless. She motivates young people to speak truth to power through poetry. 

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